'4-Gatsu no Kimi, Spica.' Manga Gets 2 New Chapters

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
New chapters celebrate live-action film

This year's sixth issue of Shogakukan's Sho-Comi magazine revealed on Wednesday that Miwako Sugiyama will draw two special chapters for the 4-Gatsu no Kimi, Spica. romance manga in the magazine's next two issues to celebrate the manga's upcoming live-action film adaptation. The first chapter will be 53 pages long, including a color opening page, and it will debut on March 5.

The live-action film adaptation will open in theaters in Japan on April 5.

The manga centers on Sei Saotome, a high school girl who has just failed an exam, and began going to a prep school to study for her next one. She can't keep up with her studies, and talking to her friends is awkward, so she thinks this is the end of her high school life. However, she meets two boys: Mizuki, a silent and handsome boy who likes astronomy; and Taiyō, a foul-mouthed prodigy who is at the top of his class. Both are planning to enter the astronomy club, and they invite her. Sei's everyday life is still spent trying to find a place to belong, but it is about to to become brighter.

Sugiyama launched the manga in Shogakukan's Sho-Comi magazine in January 2015, and ended it in April 2017. Shogakukan published nine compiled book volumes for the manga. The manga previously inspired a live-action drama and voice comic adaptation on a DVD bundled with a Sho-Comi issue in 2016.

Source: Sho-Comi issue #6

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